We are attending the NACS Show again this year. This is one of the highlights of our year! All our Manufacturers are in one location, and we love to see them! The show this year is in Chicago IL, at McCormick Place on Chicago’s south side. The show is October 17 through the 19th.
Everything Convenience Store is at the show from Snacks to full operational car washes, it’s amazing.
Of course, we are only there for the snacks since that is what we do.
We make arrangements to meet with customers who attend and bring them over to the manufacturers that we want them to see. With the huge booths that are on the show floor displays all of their products, it is a great way to grow the business with these customers.
We spend a lot of time in the Old Trapper booth because they are like family. We’ve known the Evenson family for many, many years.
We are also in search of new lines that we can represent in the Upper Midwest. We look for manufacturers that have the patience to grow their business in a very unique market.
Some new manufactures treat the Mid-West like any other market. That is a mistake. Persistence and patience is the key.
This show venue really is an important event to be at. Not only to see all of the new items, but we meet up with current customers and meet new ones.
We also have face time with our manufacturers to see what is new and have our meetings to lay out plans for the future.
We meet many new manufactures as well. There are always new snacks coming to the market. We want to stay on top of any trends. Our customers love to see new items.
NACS show is a must. See you there!